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Právnická fakulta UK

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  • Day4

    Prague, Day 1 Afternoon

    October 20, 2015 in Czech Republic

    We arrived, after a long flight. Lufthansa tried to make it pleasant. I suffered some vertigo on the flight which earned the privilege of being whisked through the huge Frankfurt and Prague airports in a wheelchair. And Georges loved the airfield tour as our own bus took us to our plane to Prague. We were the first passengers, treated very hospitably. It's so tempting to request wheelchair assistance for the return journey!

    The Intercontinental Hotel is large, American with no CHARM. But our comfortable room has a wonderful view and marvelous pillows and is beautifully located. While not as beautiful as New England, the trees do show some Fall color.

    We spent our first afternoon walking around The Old Town. The weather is overcast and chilly but our leather jackets are warm. The architecture is so beautiful and the central square is reminiscent of Brussels and Madrid.
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  • Day4

    Gourmet Prague, Day 1

    October 20, 2015 in Czech Republic

    It wouldn't be a vacation without local food. Looking for a cappuccino break, we walked down an alleyway and found a wonderful candy and chocolate shop. Similar to fudge demoes in the States, we watched candy cane makers massage huge lumps of molton, multi-colored sugars into long canes and then chop it into bite size candies. The inside of the candies are wonderful patterns, similar to New York candies my friend Betty gave to Laura for her birthday. The other half of the shop showcases Belgian chocolates of all kinds. Walking around salivating we got a good chuckle from the porno shapes in a tear corner. But most importantly, they had HOT CHOCOLATE just like in Rome. After much debate over whether TWO hot chocolates would be too cloyingly sweet, we decided to share a large chocolate, a cappuccino and a tart, nicely balancing the sugar, caffeine and fruit!

    That fueled us for some more walking. Surprisingly, we were AWAKE! Georges watched movies the whole 9 hour flight but I slept. Coffee and a nice hot breakfast on the plane gave us a good start. We took a 90 minute rest before dinner , including a long soak in the large bathtub for me.

    Wanting "local" good, the concierge sent us to Vun... , warning us to bypass the vibrant bar scene, to the charming cellar restaurant. All kinds of house made sausages sounded great, but we settled on two Czech specialties: roasted goose leg and grilled pig's knuckle. OMG, we were in Foodie Heaven. The goose leg looked like a very large chicken leg, and was better than duck. The log knuckle could have fed four. I sent a nice portion if leftover back with the waiter, suggesting it would make a dog very happy. I enjoyed a Czech rose wine and Georges lapped up a Urquell pilsner. We ended on a high note with apple strudel (Ibi, Georges' mother made it much better) and two Czech brandies, which we hope to bring home.

    I had no trouble falling asleep. :)
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  • Day5

    Dinner in a Palace, Day 2

    October 21, 2015 in Czech Republic

    The Tauck tour officially started with a private dinner in the Lebcowicz Palace, part of the royal palace complex, said to be e largest in Europe. Dating back 900 years, the family lost and regained it and their other Czech properties, first to the Nazis and next to the Communists. The current Lebcowicz had the chance to reclaim the family estates after the Velvet Revolution in 1989. It's amazing that so much of the family art was recovered:, mostly stern portraits but also a Brueghel, Valezquez and two Canaletto landscapes featuring London. We enjoyed these artists in The Prado during our Madrid trip last year.

    But what moved me to tears were original manuscripts by Mozart, Hayden and Beethoven. and learning that we have Maximilian Lebcowicz to thank for some of our most important classical music. He met Beethoven when both were young men, and typical of the rich in the 17th century, he supported him with annual stipend, enabling him to compose what he wished, instead of by contract. Manuscripts from Beethoven's 5th Symphony and Eroica were on view, dedicated to his generous patron. This support was continued by Lebcowicz' son.

    But I'm getting ahead of myself. Before this moving tour of the family's private collections (not open to the general public), the evening started with champagne and wine, leading to dinner in a small ballroom, entertained by a string quartet. Dinner: tomato soup with Parmesan cheese and creme fraiche, chicken medallions with pea puree, potato terrine with thyme and wild mushroom sauce and ginger creme brulé with strawberry espuma (foam). At first I thought it to be a boring dinner but each dish was quite delicious.

    What a kickoff to the tour! We met six couples from Thailand and others from Portland, San Francisco and Coral Gables. Tomorrow, we have an early start (8:30am) to tour the city. I'll cover that tomorrow and say "goodnight" now.
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  • Day3

    Vysehrad i Letna Park

    April 14 in Czech Republic

    Al matí anem a Vysehrad, el parc és molt maco i l'església també. Passem un moment per la Dancing House i pugem a dalt per pixar. Dinem a un restaurant i és boníssim barato. Passegem pel riu passant per un mercat. A la tarda anem al Letna Park. Allà hi ha molt bones vistes i aprofitem el bon temps per fer una migdiada. Anem a una llibreria i fem una birra prop del barri. Sopem a casa i a dormir. Demà anem a Viena!Read more

  • Day5

    Prague, Day 2

    October 21, 2015 in Czech Republic

    Another overcast day. Fortified by the sumptuous breakfast buffet, we're setting out for more exploration. I just realized we can see the royal palace from our room.

  • Day15

    Barrio judío

    August 26, 2015 in Czech Republic

    Hemos dedicado la mañana a ver el barrio judío. Por lo que hemos leído, hacia 1600 y pico tiraron todo abajo excepto 6 sinagogas y un cementerio y reconstruyeron el gueto para que no se inundase y tuviese cloacas y tal. Pues esas 7 cosas son las que puedes visitar.

    La mas bonita es la sinagoga española, se llama así porque la construyeron los judíos sefardíes que echaron los Reyes Católicos (aquí le echan la culpa a Isa jeje). No obstante se quemó y la reconstruyeron en el S. XIX así que tiene un estilo modernista muy chulo.

    Otra que llama mucho la atención es la que hay junto al cementerio en la que han escrito los nombres y las fechas de todos los judíos checos que mataron los nazis. Hay miles de nombres... Es terrible.
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